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Understand Your Workers Compensation Rights

You have specifics statutory rights — we can help.

If you are injured in the course of your employment and have a compensable claim you are entitled to medical care, related prescriptions and continuing wage payments. You may be entitled to vocational retraining. If your injury is permanent you are entitled to an award (money) based on the percentage of permanency. Generally, no fee is charged unless there is a award for a permanent injury. All fees are payable from the proceeds of the case. The attorney's fee is set by Maryland Law.

 

When you have sustained a Workers' Compensation Injury in Maryland and make a claim you are entitled to three types of recovery:

 

1.  The payment of temporary total disability at the rate of two-thirds (2/3) of your average weekly wage for the whole period of time you are unable to work.  However, if you are out less than fourteen days due to this injury, the insurance company does not have to pay you for your first three days missed.

 

2.  The Workers' Compensation Insurance carrier for your employer must pay all of your medical bills incurred as a result of this injury at a rate set forth by the Maryland legislature.  If the medical bills exceed the legislative schedule of medical payment, you are not liable for the outstanding bill for treatment by Maryland doctors.

 

3.  After you have been medically discharged by your treating doctor, having reached a point of maximum medical improvement, if you still have significant medical problems resulting from this injury, then you may have a permanent injury.  If you have a permanent injury, you are entitled to an award which will be determined depending on the amount or percentage of your permanent injury.

 

A workers compensation case is usually brought to a conclusion in the form of a Stipulation which entitles you to continue to have full medical benefits for the injured area of your body for the rest of your life.  It also entitles you to reopen your case for a worsening of your condition to get a greater award within five years of the last payment of the original award. If a stipulation can not be worked out the case will go to a Hearing in front of a Workers’ Compensation Commissioner (a Judge) who will decide the amount of permanent injury after the injured worker testifies and is cross examined by the employer and insurers attorney.  An injured worker will need an attorney for the Hearing.

 

The other type of conclusion of a Workers' Compensation case is a Full and Final Settlement Agreement which, like an automobile accident case, means that you give up all future medical rights in exchange for that settlement.

 

The attorney's fee is set by Maryland Law. It is a percentage of your permanent injury award. If there is no award there are no fees or expenses.  

Don't let your employer tell you what your rights are. Get firsthand knowledge by speaking with Robert Morrow today.

 

The attorney's fee is set by Maryland Law. It is a percentage of your permanent injury award. If there is no award there are no fees or expenses.

 

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